Even in Canberra and the Snowies my thicker knits only get fairly minimal wear, mainly because the wind tends to go right through them if your outside. I'm always fairly dressed down on the weekends in both winter and summer and find myself spending more and more time in my favourite down vest or jacket (puffy the puffer vest as I call it) layered over lighter knitwear with denim and chukka's. At night time sitting around a fire in Jindabyne though there's a certain appeal & romantacism of a thick woolly knit, if your that way inclined to head to the snow to ski (or in my case fly fish)
I just want to wear thick knits all the time.
Bloody Australian heat :(.